BELFAST -— Belfast Flying Shoes, the nonprofit arts organization that produces first Friday community and contra dances, continues the “Dancing in the Park” series, Saturday, July 27 (rain date July 28), at 4 p.m.. at City Park in Belfast.
Chrissy Fowler and Lisa Newcomb will call dances to lively fiddle tunes played by the Don Roy Trio (Don Roy, Cindy Roy, and Jay Young).
In 2018, Franco-American musicians Don and Cindy Roy were awarded the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts — the NEA National Heritage Fellowship, according to Flying Shoes, in a news release.
These participatory New England social dances are for all ages and experience levels. Bring friends and family to dance, listen, or picnic in the park.
This free outdoor dance series brings community contra dancing to four public parks and conservation lands in Belfast: Steamboat Landing, City Park, the Armistice Footbridge, and City Point Railroad Station (the terminus of the Hills to Sea Trail and the Belfast Rail Trail.)
“Dancing in the Park” is an outreach program of Belfast Flying Shoes, and is made possible with the support of the City of Belfast Parks and Recreation Department, the Brooks Preservation Society (who own and operate the Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad), the Coastal Mountains Land Trust, the Roxanne Quimby Foundation, the Waldo County Trails Coalition, and WERU-FM Community Radio.
Visit www.belfastflyingshoes.org/dancing-in-the-park to learn more.